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Christopher Allen

Christopher Allen is the ZebraZapps product manager at Allen Interactions, providing direction to feature development and design, product training, and market focus. Christopher brings more than a decade of experience in digital content creation and distribution, as well as leadership experience in publishing and sales management. He holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management from The George Washington University and is an active triathlete. As a SAM Expert and PMI-ACP, Christopher is living and breathing the fundamental principles of Agile Development both in the creation of enterprise software and learning applications at Allen Interactions
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Recent Posts

Serious Learning Game Techniques Part 2

Missed the webinar or want to view the demos on your own? Here you will find the presentation material and demo links. Check them out and let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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Tools for Instructional Investigation: Finding the Root Cause of Waste and Failure

By Christopher AllenMA, PMI-ACP, Product Manager

“There’s no better learning technique than preparing to teach others.”

Valid? Yes.

Implications?

This adage does presuppose that during preparation the instructor is working with the right information, uncovers the implied and important steps to getting it right, and masters the concepts well enough to build learning frameworks for their students. Without each of those components the effort is likely a big waste of everyone’s time. 

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Talented performers often do that extra special something. Do you know what it is?

Do others try to emulate them? Even try?

By Christopher AllenMA, PMI-ACP, Product Manager

These obvious questions so often go unanswered. So much depends on knowing, but how do we find out? Beyond asking the questions, what strategies and frameworks are successful in getting credible answers? And what would we do with the answers once found?

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mLearning Guidelines to Custom Interfacing and Touch-Based Interactions

 By Christopher Allen, Product Manager

Last week I had the pleasure of presenting a few thoughts about custom touch interface design at the eLearning Guild’s mLearnCon in Austin, TX. This post is a short summary highlighting when and where custom interfaces may be acceptable and what design elements should be included in touch-based interactions for mlearning.

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3 Ways to Put the Serious eLearning Manifesto iPad App to Work

The Serious eLearning Manifesto is meant to be a constructive, actionable document for developing quality learning. While the manifesto itself is not meant to be “learned,” there are plenty of tips and tools that can help you practice the principles of the manifesto in your real-world designs and projects. For instance, to help facilitate its impact you could create flashcards to memorize its values and principles, print up a poster and hang it high in the office, or even create a worksheet/checklist for reference on every project. 

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